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is the latest cabinet member to announce he is leaving the obama administration announcing he plans to resign as soon as his successor is confirmed. he within a nobel prize in physics in 1997. in 2011 he drew criticism from republicans forgiving a federal loan to sol lind dra. the company later, as you probably know, went bankrupt. >> an emotional send off for hillary clinton. staffers gave her a huge ovation and clinton urged thom work hard for john kerry when he assumes the job. also saying she's more convinced in the strength of the blobal read leader shivep. kerry and his wife greeted the media after being sworn in during a private ceremony. he says he's honored to be the 6th secretary of state and anxious to get to work monday morning. >> the new bay bridge is scheduled to open later this year and so far, all work is on schedule. we're live with an update. hi, heather. >> hi. carolyn. we're on what is called skyway section of the bridge. only 213 days left before opening. their different and among things you can look forward to i'm standing is going to be a shoulder. hopefully that help
controversy over the obama administration's use of drone missiles. the document concludes the u.s. can order the killing of american citizens abroad if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda. now opponents say the policy goes way too far. what do you think? should the government be given wide berth when it comes to national security? or does this policy violate civil liberties? you can tell us what you think on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us at "nightline."
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, sometimes even out of the state. here is michael finney with a "7 on your side" investigation. >> when you have flowers delivered on valentine's day, how do you pick a florist? many go online. here a listing for palo alto. it shows a nice woman in one photograph, a nice flower shop in another. is it palo alto? did dig deeper and you'll find this. palo alto florist.com is based in los angeles. >> there is a lot of activity on the in
of 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, they believe that the little boy named ethan is unharmed. >>> the obama administration proposing new rules for school scene of that accident to help fight childhood obesity. it will be placed by healthier snacks. >>> and twitter said that it was hacked. for 250,000 users. twitter said that it's notified all of the victims of that attack. >>> finally, one of the rarest ring animals was air lifted for urgent medical care. it was taken from the big island to oahu. >>> ginger zee who didn't see her shadow because it was 4:00 a.m. >> when you leave 4:00 a.m., it's the same answer every year. >>> freeze warnings in florida. very cold morning from tallahassee to jacksonville, 29 degrees earlier this morning, 31 jacksonville. atlanta at 27. it's frosty in the south and it's going to stay cold in the northeast. look at some of the numbers. these are high temperatures. the next four days for big cities like philadelphia, 28, just above freezing on monday. washington, tomorrow, around 40. new york city, 34 by monday. but, again, staying right around that freezing ma
news this morning, an increasing number of lawmakers are expressing concern of the obama administration's use of drone strikes. the concern stems from new evidence on how much authority the administration believes it has to kill suspected terrorists, even if they're american citizens. abc's jon karl reports. >> reporter: a newly disclosed justice department document say american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, quote, an informed high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the document says it, quote, does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terror attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding, that he considered torture. but this justifies outright killing of a suspected
has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans, they have no right. they have no right to -- this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership, but the byproduct of this is anger, anger among people, the innocent people who are getting killed. so, you are just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now, the man who signs off on the kill list, from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade. killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away, in remote villages, you can hear them. like a distance, muted chain
% under the obama administration. we learned just yesterday, that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will also raise questions about a newly-discovered document saying, american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if a high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the government can do so without having clear evidence. human rights advocates disagree. >> that justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: drone strikes have become controversial. in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of terrorists, but also more than 300 civilians. the retired general who once ran the military's drone strike program, thinks there should be discussion about their use. >> if the threshold gets too low and we're too casual about it, then we'll forget how much scar tissue we build up in those countries. >> reporter: the white house defends the drone program and says it will provide congressional
has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly discovered justice department document saying american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat." but you government can do so without clear evidence. advocates disagree. >> that justified essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executioner. >> strikes have become controversial. pakistan alone has had 300 drone strikes in the last decade killing thousands of terrorists but, also, more than 300 civilians. the retired general who ran the drone strike program thinks there should be discussion. if the threshhold is too low and we are too casual about it, we will forget how much scar tissue we build up in those countries. >> the white house defended the drone program and says it will provide congressional commit
is unharmed. >>> and the obama administration proposing new rules for school snacks to help fight childhood obesity. the changes mean that most candy and greasy meals will be replaced by healthier alternatives. >>> and twitter said that it was hacked. the company said that user names, pass words for about 250,000 users have been stole in a sophisticated attack. twitter said that it's notified all of the victims of that attack. >>> and finally, one of the rarest ring animals was airlifted for urgent medical care. this hawaiian seal was taken from the big island to oahu. because of breathing problems. they'll be an update on this coming up next week. >>> now for the weather and ginger zee, who left her apartment and didn't see her shadow because it was 4:00 a.m. that's one reason. >> right. when you leave 4:00 a.m., it's the same answer every year. >>> freeze warnings in florida. i can tell you, for sure, that is a very cold morning from tallahassee to jacksonville, 29 degrees earlier this morning, 31 jacksonville. atlanta, at 27. it's frosty in the south and it's going to stay cold in the no
announces he's leaving the obama administration. if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusts of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >> the sandy hook elementary school shooting as sparked an intense debate on school safety. one security company in texas has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people wanting to get trained on how to respond to a shooter on campus. training called alice stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann me len dez got exclusive action to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dea respect! open the door. >> the people behind the
announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy >> the sandy hook elementary school shooting as sparked an intense debate on school safety. one security company in texas has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people wanting to get trained on how to respond to a shooter on campus. the training called alice stands for alert, lock down, inform, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann melendez got exclusive access to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dear! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas-based company called response options is training people on how to g
: coming up next, the latest cabinet member announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy secretary steven khu wants to do instead. >> also "good morning america" takes over the french quarter. reporter indicate indicated will join us live from new orleans well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> carolyn: this morning, president obama is calling on congress to put aside their differences to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. >> what we need instead is balanced approach. of course, let's cut what we can't afford but let's make the investments we can't afford to live without. the things that will help america compete for the best jobs and new industries. >> carolyn: pres
calls to world leaders assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement and recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in to replace former secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> the country appears to have a favorite super bowl commercial. take a look. ♪ and you see my reflection ♪ in the snow covered inn ♪ where the landslide brings it down ♪ >> that commercial, according to the "usa today" ad meter survey of 7,000 people, was the favorite. the clydesdale ad for budweiser, the top ranked commercial. it features a trainer reuniting with a clydesdale he raised, number two was tide laundry ad with a stain in the shape of joe montana and the wife washes it out because she is a ravens fan and paul harvey is reading an editorial in the third spot on a ram truck. >> and the daughter of muhammad ali disputes that her father is close to death because he watched the super bowl last night and said shear a picture of my dad. thanks for the well wishes. it started after it was reported he
immigration law reforms. the obama administration wants to streamline the citizenship process. a bipartisan group of senators is demanding assurances on border security first. napolitano says effective patrols have pushed illegal immigration numbers to the lowest level in 40 years. >> the national gun control debate started after hand hand and is now if los gatos, a gun store opened in december and drew a lot of opposition at a hearing last night. opponents complain a public review of the permit process for the company was not conducted although city officials were not required to. they are worried about the nearness to an elementary school. >> i heard of a store being opened that wear houses guns 2 ,000' from our school, around the corner. i felt a bit sick at heart. >> supporters turned out in large numbers and say the store opened legally. any new rules help acted will affects likely only future gun stores looking to open in los gatos. >> the pebble beach national pro am kicks off matching giant members again the 49ers. they played last year with different members. for the giants the man
. >>> the obama administration does being asked to justify drone strikes, r against al qaeda linked american citizens. abc news reporter is in washington with more on the story. >> when he took office the president put a stop to some tactics he asked torture. like water boarding but through vikes the administration is taking aim at more than 300 suspected targets. >> the methods are designed to avoid civilian casualty autos this week a 16 page document that says american citizens that are tide al qaeda can be killed. if quote, an informed high level official believes the target poses a threat. the key says the government is not required to have clear evidence n 2011 one man was killed in yemen, an american citizen but a top al yaed leader linked to several terrorist attacks. human rights advocates says the memo goes way too far. >> justifies a claim executive branch can be judge, jury ask executionner. >> retired general stanley mccrystal says drone strikes are going to be more important in the future there should be more thoughtful debate about the use. >> if the threshold gets too low we'l
be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base in saudi arabia used to launch drones throughout the region. lawmakers will raise questions of a newly covered justice department document saying that american citizens are tied to al qaeda can be killed if "an informed high level official believed the target pose as threat." you government can do so without clear evidence. >> some disagree. as that justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury, and executioner. >> drone strikes are controversial. pakistan has had 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of terrorists but also more than 300 civilians. the retired general who ran the military's drone strike program things there should be discussion of their use. >> if the threshhold is too low and we are too casual about it we forget how much scar tissue we build up in those countries. >> the white house defends the drone program and says it will provide congressional committees classified information
terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans they have no right. they have no right. this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership. but the by-product of this is anger, anger among the innocent people who are getting killed. so you're just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away in remote villages, you can hear them. like a distant muted chain saw. a du
awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed, even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. meanwhile, john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have stolen data belongs to some 4,000 bankers. the fed spokeswoman tells "the wall street journal," no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
targets. in many congress are expressing concerns about the obama administration's use of drones. and it's expected to be debated tomorrow. concerns are intensifying after the release of a justice department document that claims drones can be used against al qaeda targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans stops in jordan and the west bank to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad is on a three-day visit to egypt. he was greeted warmly by mohamed morsi. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big sign of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. the camera captured the moment when an suv struck an oncoming car right there after flying over a hedge separating two roads. the impact shattered the car's windshield.
, because the obama administration has kind of changed positions in the last couple of years about, you know, tactics. >> a little worrisome. that's for sure. >>> well, the dream of luxury living is over for a squatter in south florida. andre barbosa had taken over this foreclosed boca raton mansion, claiming an archaic law called adverse possession. but the bank of america, which owns the multimillion dollar property, had him evicted. the bank even had the locks changed and posted a 24-hour guard just to make sure the place remains unoccupied. >> this story should entertain you guys. a man in tennessee has quit his maintenance job after being linked with the number 666 through his employer several times. first walter received id badge number 666. another work issued document also included the so-called number of the beast. and the final straw was his recent w-2 form, when it included 666. he knew then he simply had to go. >> don't accept any papers, any telephone bills, anything with number of devil. >> the company contech casting says it wants walter back on the job. it says it will issue
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this j
for the man president obama has chosen to take over this cia. john brennan's confirmation hearings begin this morning, one day after the white house handed over classified documents that lay out the administration's controversial use of drones to kill american terror suspects. brennan can be expected to be drilled on his role as the chief architect as the drone program. >>> there's word this morning that american airlines and u.s. airways may announce a merger deal as early as next week. the combined airline would be the nation's largest. and is expected to keep american's name. >>> and one year from today, the olympic winter games begin in sochi, russia. but apparently preparations are not exactly running on schedule. vladimir putin just fired a top olympic organizer after hearing about construction delays there. and another big concern, won't be any snow. sochi is in far southern russia. and has been quite warm this winter as it was last winter. putin is promising they'll have a backup plan. i have to believe that means snow. >>> lance armstrong is giving in this morning. at the last m
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